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UpGrad - MOOC degree provider similar to FutureLearn
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This is from a post on the sister forum.   I found it very interesting as this is a new provider similar to the usual MOOC operators such as Coursera, Edx, FutureLearn and Udacity that provide university degrees with partnerships around the globe...  Here's a copy/paste of the post as I didn't see msganti post here.

Below is my "reply" to the post:  I'm going to dig a bit into this as an EU/AUS Masters for $5300 USD is an awesome deal...

Awesome find msganti! I didn't know that they had this provider offering partnerships with universities. It's so similar to FutureLearn as the target universities are Australia/UK! Since I didn't see this on the sister board. I'll just "copy/paste" a thread! haha... I'll link to this one of course. Thanks again for the info, it just adds to my current list of MOOC providers that grant credit.

Coursera, Edx, FutureLearn, Udacity, and now UpGrad... the closest one they UpGrad matches is FutureLearn as they both target the same universities (Australia/UK) for partnerships. It won't really matter to degree seekers where they get the degree as long as it has country respective accreditation that also has US equivalency recognition, the same goes for US schools, it should have USDOE and/or CHEA recognition.

Below is the original post: https://www.degreeinfo.com/index.php?thr...-al.56927/

https://www.upgrad.com/

They tie up with some good schools in India like BITS Pilani, IIIT-Bangalore, IMT Ghajiabad and also some foreign schools like Deakin University (MBA) and Liverpool Joh Moores University (MBA and MSc programs in IT).

The main attraction is the price point - MBA from Deakins cost about INR 500K (~ USD 7k) while the MBA of LJMU costs even less (INR 400K - ~ USD 5600).

https://www.upgrad.com/software-engineering-mcs-ljmu/
This porgram looks interesting to me - MSc in CS from LJMU + PG Diploma in Full Stack Development or Blockchain Development from Indian Institute of Information Technology - Bangalore. The whole program costs INR 375K (~USD 5,300). I am not familiar with LJMU but IIIT-Bangalore is a prestigious institution considered to be at par with the IITs in India.

I contacted them about doing the program from outside India, and their answer was that the programs can be done from anywhere as they are completely online.

Disclaimer: I am not associated with upGrad in any way neither I am promoting it on this forum. It came up in my search and like any other member, I am posting it here out of excitement. If you have any questions about the programs, please contact them directly.
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#2
Nice find!

This looks awesome for the price, altho it is sold as a master in computer science, this looks more like a hybrid with software eng if you compare to programs in the US.
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#3
Another one from India - but a bit less offerings than upGrad:
https://www.edureka.co/pgp
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#4
Yeah, i'm mostly interested in the Masters degree programs, the Post Grad Cert options look cool too, but not really what i am looking at.... Masters degree is what I am seeking right now especially since they have partnerships with overseas universities and at a fraction of the price.
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#5
Definitely post about your experience if you do sign up for this! They aren't great at explaining the student experience on the website, which is kind of a shame. Do they have exams? Only assignments? Can you accelerate a little bit?

ahhh... still need to do that BACS capstone and pony up 5k...
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#6
Caution - upGrad is fast in answering any questions, but their recruiters can be very aggressive and tenacious. I've put in my number on their website and their recruiters started calling me immediately. When I did not answer their calls they started calling me on WhatsApp - till I emailed them to stop calling me.
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I applied for three of their Master's degrees and took a 40 minute entrance test for each application. I was accepted into the Data Science master's today! I'm pretty psyched. The price makes this unbeatable. Hoping I get accepted into the machine learning and AI one but I'd be happy with data science.
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#8
NolaRice what was the entrance test like?

I did ask for more information for the master in computer science:

Can you move at your own speed through the courses?
- I can say partially yes, in a week, it is recommended that a student dedicates 10/14 hours as per your convenience. However, every week you need to complete the module as per the deadline given.

Are their exams or is it only assignment based?
- We have graded assignments and two exams will be created by the IIIT Bangalore university. Those two exams will be conducted as and how you progress in the course.
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Hello everyone, upon further review, they offer 6 programs.  Basic info about these including total cost for the Masters degree are showing below.  These degrees are accessible entirely online, accredited and affordable!  This price point for the degrees are awesome, roughly $5-$7k for a masters degree.  I'm digging deeper to see which one is for me...

MBA (Global) | Deakin Business School
Dual Credentials | MBA from DBS & PGPM from IMT
AACSB & EQUIS | Deakin B-School Accreditation
2 years | Recommended 10-12 hrs/week
Program Fee ₹ 500,000 | Roughly 6,750 USD
Link: https://www.upgrad.com/mba-deakin-university/

(MBA) Liverpool Business School
Dual Credentials | MBA from LBS & PGPM from IMT
AACSB Member | LBS Accreditation
20 Months | Recommended 10-12 hrs/week
Program Fee ₹ 400,000 | Roughly 5,400 USD
Link: https://www.upgrad.com/mba-liverpool-business-school/

Master of Science in Data Science
M.Sc. from Liverpool John Moores University
5 Specialisation: Business Analytics, Business Intelligence,
Data Engineering, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing
Program Fee ₹ 485,000 | Roughly 6,545 USD
Link: https://www.upgrad.com/data-science-mast...ree-iiitb/

Master of Science in Machine Learning & AI
M.Sc. from Liverpool John Moores University
Program Fee ₹ 485,000 | Roughly 6,545 USD
Link: https://www.upgrad.com/masters-in-ml-ai-ljmu-iiitb/

M.Sc. in Computer Science
Dual Credentials | PGD from IIIT-B & M.Sc from LJMU
2 Base Track options (Blockchain or Full-Stack)
18 months | Recommended 10-14 hrs/week
Program Fee ₹375,000 | Roughly 5,050 USD
https://www.upgrad.com/software-engineering-mcs-ljmu/

Master of Science in Big Data Engineering
M.Sc. from Liverpool John Moores University
Program Fee ₹ 375,000 | Roughly 5,050 USD
Link: https://www.upgrad.com/big-data-engineering-msc-ljmu/

Honorable Mention from Deakin (partnership with FutureLearn and not UpGrad)
Master of Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action
Duration: 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Price: $12,000 AUD (total tuition fee) | Roughly 7,225 USD
Link: https://www.futurelearn.com/degrees/deak...ian-action

The front runner right now is the Udacity & Georgia Tech OMSCS that can be had for roughly $7K or slightly more. However, I have my eyes set on the MS Big Data Engineering or MS Computer Science for LJMU as well. But first, I'm going to check out the differences within Blockchain and Full-Stack...
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Universidad Isabel I: ENEB MBA, Big Data & BI, Digital Marketing & E-Commerce
Business & IT Certs: 6Sigma/Lean/Scrum, ITIL | Cisco, CompTIA, MTA | Coursera & Udacity
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(03-17-2020, 08:55 PM)posabsolute Wrote: NolaRice what was the entrance test like?

You definitely need to have some knowledge to take the entrance test. There were 18 questions, mostly math, stats and programming. I didn't think it was very hard but they expect you to not start from zero.
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